Well today is Manchester United’s first match of the season (against Everton) and I’m excited to see the man pictured above, Robbie van Persie, and Shinji Kagawa on the same squad alongside Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick, Nani, Antonio Valencia, Danny Welbeck, Chicharito, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic, and I think you understand what I’m doing here with this run-on sentence.
However I’m not excited by all of the defensive injuries. With Rio Ferdinand now out for three to four weeks and Evans, Jones and Smalling injured, Manchester United are left with one experienced center back for the today’s match. It is likely that Sir Alex Ferguson will play Michael Carrick at center back and though I love Michael Carrick as a midfielder, this means that Everton’s Naismith and the man who can’t seem to stop scoring, Nikica Jelavić, are going to have some very good looks at De Gea’s goal.
This was Friday’s squad sheet according to The Guardian but that has changed with Rio Ferdinand’s injury. For those of us in the United States of America, the match begins at 3 pm EST.
It has all of the pieces to be a great match with a lot of goals. In any case, I’ve been drinking green tea all night so I’m pumped. I missed football, life just isn’t as sweet when I’m not tense and yelling at a television during the early hours of the morning or on the verge of stabbing anyone that mentions that the team I’m rooting for lost. Good f***ing times.
[Image via Manchester United’s Facebook]